Many of us run. Some physically run for exercise, however, many run in their minds and in their busyness to accomplish tasks. If you were to ask a working mum what her day looks like, she's probably going to say something like, 'I just run from one task to the next '. Her running isn't a physical race to win, but an emotional, mental, physical amount of tasks she's striving to complete. When do you stop? How do you hit the 'pause' button long enough to breathe? As a a working mum and wife, it's hard to stop for yourself. I am not just talking about those of us who go to a workplace owned by someone else. All mums and wives are working, whether it's a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum), WFHM )work-from-home-mum), employee, or self-employed. Ps 46:10 says, ... “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Can I encourage you to take time to stop, breathe, stay still, just for a few minutes?
Recently, my husband and I went to view the overflow at Tinaroo Dam in Far North Queensland. Although we live in this beautiful part of Australia, we forget to take time to enjoy the natural and man-made resources around us. Tinaroo Dam is a valuable resource to this area - it ensures that the drier areas around Mareeba have water (through a channel system), local towns have water, and it provides opportunities for recreational activities and recreational activities sustaining local wildlife and farming land. As I was reflecting, I realized that often we often forget to express appreciation to our Team. The "Team" may be where we work, or a local N-F-P group we are part of, it might be our family or close friends who get together to support us. Life happens and becomes busy. We are often so busy doing life, that we forget to stop and live life! So, today, how can you affirm your Team? How can you express your gratitude? Let's go out for a coffee together, or even a quic